iMovie to iDVD - File size problems.

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  1. markjwinter86 macrumors newbie

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    When exporting my videos the file sizes are coming up at around 100mb. I've around 50 videos to fit on 1 DVD.

    Does anyone know how to reduce the file size? Is there a free converter? I've tried going from Large to Medium but it's not as great as I'd hoped.

    Any ideas?

    Hopefully I've posted this in the right section. Sorry if I haven't.


    Mark
     
  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    How long are the videos? 50 is a lot to fit on one disc.
     
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    How long are the videos, and especially the one that turned out to be 100MB in size?
    Also what resolution and what codec are you using?

    There is MPEG Streamclip which can convert almost anything to almost anything. www.squared5.com
     
  4. markjwinter86 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    The videos are around 7 minutes at most. It's an educational DVD.

    Can this converter reduce the file size? I'm new to iDVD and not sure what formats it accepts or which are smaller.
     
  5. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    I think you are trying to fit too much onto one disc, or are you using DL?

    You can adjust the quality in iDVD Project Preferences.
     
  6. markjwinter86 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    This should definitely fit on a DVD. I've taken the footage from an existing disc. I needed to add a 4 second title screen to each video.
     
  7. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Once you import the files to iDVD, try adjusting the quality from Project preferences.
     

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